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Have been on a cold streak and it’s hurting. I’ve gone back to gambling more than I was hoping to do, and I’m learning my lesson the hard way.
Down a couple grand for April and only had a couple winning sessions early in the month.
Planning a couple days outside the country, hope they don’t have casinos in Valencia.
I’ve been doing pretty ok in March, but I did have a little slip-up at the casino when I flipped a coin about whether to take a trip to city A without a casino or city B with a casino. Faith landed on city B which to me was a green light to sit down at a blackjack table.
I did good until at a certain point I lost 13 hands in a row which obviously cripled me. I felt bad but as I’m doing great in the business side of my life the impact on my finances was close to none which is good considering some of the losses I sustained before…
Anyway, trying to get my act together, hickups along the way…
2008 has been tough. I’ve been playing my regular game, and I’ve been consistently losing money over the first 7 weeks of the year. It’s painful to see your bankroll get drained, and it’s painful to see your twentieth 11-double down against a 5 or a 6 get beaten by a bank making 21. It’s tough, it’s frustrating, it’s gambling.
I’ve decided to take a break until the end of march. I’ve got plenty of other sources of income, and it’s probably the only thing that can calm me as at this point I feel I’m close to compulsive behavior. Wish me luck – I’ll need it!
Being a semi-professional gambler it’s always hard going through periods of cold play. My first week of 2008 was a cold one — and it pretty much started with a hand I never expected to lose…. I’ll run you through it:
3 players at the table, I’m playing 3 boxes — all in front. Two other playes both play a single box — one is behind me on one of the boxes.
Cards come out — I’ve got:
Dealer’s upcard is a 6.
Yay — that’s excellent news! I split the aces — and in the casino I’m playing that means ONE card extra only — no blackjacks. I get a 7 (18) and a 9 (20). Not awesome — but good enough against a six.
Second box is an obvious double down. I get a ten. 20.
Last box isn’t too tricky — i split my sixes. First card: 5. I double down on 11 and get a 3. 14. Second split six gets a 4. I double down on ten and get a 10. 20.
At this point, there’s a good deal of money on the table due to all the double downs and the splits.
I’ve seen this happen before (it still hurts but oh well), but that seemed to be the start of a cold run for me. I went on to lose more than I wanted to that night — and have decided to take the second week of January off from playing blackjack and play some low-stakes poker… Let’s turn the tide!